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December 08, 2004

3rd Internet Dating Conference to be Held January 19-20 in Miami, Florida

NEW YORK, Dec. 1 /CNW/ -- Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. announces the third Internet Dating Conference, to be held on January 19-20, 2005 in Miami at the Wyndham Miami Beach Resort.

Internet personals, which includes both online dating and social networking, continues to be one of the fastest growing online businesses.

The 3rd Conference and expo will focus on management, technology and marketing for the industry. Mobile dating, cultural marketing, television advertising to attract online singles will also be discussed.The Miami event will also have a panel session with several market analysts to discuss and debate the actual market size of the industry.

Attending the event will be senior executives from all aspects of the internet dating industry and social networking industry, as well as marketing firms, telecommunication firms, software companies, affiliate managers, affiliates of singles related sites and entrepreneurs.

Speakers at this event include executives from companies such as:, America Online,, Friendfinder, MingleMatch,, Weblogs Inc, Userplane, Korea Datahouse, Trilibis, Keynote, Market Data Enterprises, ComScore Networks, Hitwise, Relationship Exchange, DatingRev, Spring Street Networks, One Real World, Online Personals Watch, Look Better Online,, SoHo Digital, Trufina, Boehm-Ritter, Donat Wald and RevShare Corporation.

MatchNet plc is the online personals sponsor of the Miami event. MatchNet, a leader in online personals both in the U.S. and internationally, operates a variety of Web sites serving this market, including and The company will host a booth in Miami and is also available for one-on-one meetings to discuss opportunities in marketing, technology and M&A.

The company projects this to be the largest gathering of social networking executives ever. Exhibit space for the event is sold out.

The company also announces its schedule of events for 2005:

May 12-13, 2005
Hong Kong
Republic of China
Internet Dating and Social Networking to the Far East.

September 22-23, 2005
Czech Republic
Internet Dating and Social Networking to the European Union.

The website also contains an industry message board for executives to discuss issues, contact both buyers and sellers, employment listings and entrepreneurs to seek new business opportunities.

For further information: Marketing and Logistics Representative of Ticonderoga Ventures, Inc. (USA), +1-212-722-1744, Fax: +1-208-728-6456,
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Posted by LC at 03:14 PM

April 14, 2003

Beware SCAM! Russian scammers, dating scam, Nigerian letters, etc.

You've probably heard of some kind of Internet scam. Unfortunately dating and personals sites have scammers pretty often. What is dating scam and what you can do to be safe?

There are two most popular types of scam over the Internet - Dating Scam and so-called "Nigerian Letters". And, there are two most frequent scammers sources - Russia (with other ex-USSR countries) and African countries.

Both types of scam have similar layouts and both are easy to identify - cheaters correspond with you, write kind and affectionate letters and finally beg you for money. Simple as that. They will need money for dieing aunty, visa arrangements, ticket to fly to you, pay for Internet, have an urgent surgery, etc. Professional scammers deal with hundreds of credent people and make really good money.

You need only two tips to be safe and not become a victim:

TIP 1 (how to identify scam): If you got a letter from an African country and you see any mentioning of huge money amounts proposed to you – this is scam; if you got a letter from a official relative – this is scam; if you got a letter proposing you money for some kind of service from a person that you don’t even know – this is scam; if your pen pal asks you to send a certain amount of money for visa, bribe, surgery, etc. after a few tender letters – this is scam.

TIP 2 (how to avoid scam): Very simple! DON’T SEND MONEY to anyone until you met her(him) in person.

And, please, report scam. Reports are by far the only way to fight it. We at LoveCompass do our best to detect scammers and take measures against them, but we can do little without your help. Go to LoveCompass Dating Forum to report and discuss scam.

Posted by LC at 05:08 AM | Comments (2)